While WI Dems and activists have been appreciating Mary Burke's steady campaign and near-tied polling against Gov Scott Walker, the feistier among us have wished she was hitting him harder.
Mr. Walker? Time's Up.
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The Mary Burke ads I have seen are calm and low-key which is very smart in this polarized atmosphere. She's been putting forth her story and her positions on the issues facing Wisconsin.
For the first time that I've seen Burke's ad goes right after Walker's (in)famous 2010 pledge of adding 250,000 new jobs in WI if elected governor.
With the 4-year mark coming up, WI has added only 100,300 jobs - only 40% of Walker's jobs promise.
Side note:Anyhoo, here's Mary Burke's new ad titled "Absolutely" about Gov Walker and his failed jobs promise.
Remember John Boehner and many House Repubs also running on "Jobs. Jobs. Jobs" in the summer of 2010? Yeah. What have they delivered? 50 House votes against PPACA and now a freaking lawsuit against President Obama because he...didn't implement one part of PPACA fast enough.
What makes this especially delicious is Walker's folks have done very well at scrubbing any reference to this 2010 campaign position from the web.
Wisconsin is dead last among our 10 mid-west brethren.
Wisconsin ranks mid-30s (at best) out of all 50 states in jobs
EDIT: Puddytat's diary with more depth HERE
Check out Mary's website. Consider signing up to help, be boots on the ground, toss in some coin before tomorrow's month-end $$ tally:
EDIT 2: How desperate is Walker's campaign? Besides the dishonest smears Puddytat covered in her diary, Walker's campaign is misrepresenting Mary's attendance at Madison School Board meetings (she was elected to MSB in April of 2012 and announced for Gov October of 2013).New article on this ad from Madison's Capital Times
She's attended 96% of 79 MSB meetings during 2013-14 school year.
Walker: Grasping at straws.